Monday, January 28, 2013

Garden Prep Time

This past weekend, we did our soil prep for the coming growing season.

You have to do this.....

In order to have this....

First thing we do is till the soil to get rid of weeds that have moved in over the last few months. 

Then mix in some compost made of this...

We compost all our vegetable matter, egg shells, coffee grounds. We do not use a special composting machine or barrel -- instead we do it the old fashion way. We pile it into the dirt in the designated compost area and turn the soil. 

And turn, and turn, and turn, and add more, and turn, and turn.  

For months.

Until we get this...

Rich black dirt, chocked full of nutrients. Mix it in with the Georgia red clay.

Then cover, and let marinate until planting time.

Once planted, we use natural pest control methods -- no pesticides here. We favor marigolds. Just plant them randomly around the edges. Bugs and other garden nastys just hate them.

And then, when the crop comes in, we do this.

Do you have a vegetable garden? Any secrets to share? 

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  1. Looks great! I wish you'd come to my house and set this up for me. Unfortunately we have a lot of shade so I don't think I'd be able to grow much. I love the shade too much to get rid of it, though.

  2. Well I hope I get to try something yummy rom your garden in May.I know there won't be tomatoes but
    if you grow it...I WILL EAT IT!!!

    1. By May, we should have something almost ready.